31. See the Nasca Lines from above

Photo borrowed thanks to having everything stolen by bandits
Nasca Lines spider


24. See the sun set into the Pacific

sunset into the pacfic

sunset into the pacfic


10. See a penguin in the wild

penguin in the wild

penguin in the wild


5. Go to a World Cup Finals game

my first view of the ground

Russia v South Korea Group H, Pantanal Stadium, Cuiaba


22. See the sun rise over the Andes

sunrise over the andes

sunrise over the andes


20. See the Pacific

panorama of the pacific from vina del mar

panorama of the pacific from vina del mar


15. Go to the sourthern hemisphere

panorama of santiago de chile

panorama of santiago de chile


Tattoo AR

I’ve often thought about having a tattoo. Apart from the pain, the reason I’ve never got one is because what if after a year or two I don’t like it anymore. Yes you can have them removed these days but then there’s the added expense as well as scar tissue. So I’ve been toying with the idea of having some kind of augmented realty tattoo. Something that I could change on a whim or maybe for a giggle. Well, I think I’m now at the point where I can show the world the project. I’ve had a bar code tattooed on my right arm and using Processing I can scan it and display pretty much anything I want. so far I’m just displaying phrases. Obviously over time it will fade and hopefully I might get a bit of a tan but I can cater for that in the code.


Plymouth Respect Festival

This weekend saw the Plymouth Respect Festival move to the University campus for the first time. The festival has been running for over 15 years and was designed to promote respect and celebrate diversity across all areas of the community. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been involved twice, albeit in a minor role each time. This year I built the Digital World Map.

The festival is held over 2 days and starts with a big parade thru’ the city centre. There are food stalls, stands selling things and performances – I even had a bhangra lesson twisting light bulbs and picking up £10 notes :)


Marine building

So today I had a behind-the-scenes tour of Plymouth University’s new marine building. As interesting as the ship’s bridge simulator was, the wave tank was more interesting.